WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS OF METFORMIN? – (05-16-05)

Effect of Metformin and Intensive Lifestyle Intervention on the Metabolic Syndrome

I’ve always said that, while metformin does indeed reduced insulin resistance, I strongly advocate lifestyle changes first and foremost.  Metformin reduced incidence by 17%, lifestyle by a whopping 41%.  So, lifestyle changes are much more effective and metformin carries significant risks of side effects.  The side effects of lifestyle change?  Lowered rates of diabetes, CVD, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, cancer….

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For more than a decade, Dr. Bogash has stayed current with the medical literature as it relates to physiology, disease prevention and disease management. He uses his knowledge to educate patients, the community and cyberspace on the best way to avoid and / or manage chronic diseases using lifestyle and targeted supplementation.







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